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Covid19 Webinars Series, Resources, and Recovery


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It feels like there are more questions than answers out there right now. We’re here to cut through the Covid-Confusion with weekly webinars featuring the latest news and guidelines, links to resources, and recovery and advocacy assistance.

Join us each Tuesday at 9am for live webinars with the latest and most useful information available from Councilman Eric Costello, Downtown Partnership CEO, Shelonda Stokes, and a variety of elected officials and business leaders who are guiding us through the pandemic recovery.


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DOWNTOWN DOWNLOAD WEBINARS


DOWNTOWN DOWNLOAD: MAY 5
The first webinar in our series covers changes to City services, updates on Downtown Partnership's operations, and legislative updates from State Senator Bill Ferguson.
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DOWNTOWN DOWNLOAD: MAY 12, 9AM
Updates from US Senator Chris Van Hollen, Councilman Eric Costello, and Shelonda Stokes.
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DOWNTOWN DOWNLOAD: MAY 19, 9AM
Updates from State Senator Antonio Hayes who represents the 40th District.
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DOWNTOWN DOWNLOAD: MAY 26, 9AM
Updates from Delegate Brooke Lierman who represents the 46th District, Donna Sawyer, CEO of Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, and Nicholas Cohen, Executive Director, Maryland Citizens for the Arts.
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DOWNTOWN DOWNLOAD: MAY 28, 1PM
Conversation and Q&A with U.S. Senator Ben Cardin.
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DOWNTOWN DOWNLOAD: June 9, 9AM
Onahlea Shimunek from Lord Baltimore Hotel, Juan Webster from Sagamore Pendry, and Jay Coldren from Streetsense discussed the hospitality industry's adjustment to Covid19
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DOWNTOWN DOWNLOAD: June 16, 9AM
Special guests Police Commissioner Michael S. Harrison and Ray C. Kelly, Community Liaison for Baltimore’s Consent Decree Monitoring Team.
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DOWNTOWN DOWNLOAD: June 23, 9AM
Hear from Jennifer Grondahl, Senior Vice President, Community Development & Communications from the Baltimore Orioles.
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DOWNTOWN DOWNLOAD: June 30, 9AM
Hear from Downtown Partnership's new President, Shelonda Stokes as we release the 2019 State of Downtown Report and 2020 Economic Impact of Covid report, alongside guests from Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business. This webinar was presented by Gallagher, Evelius, Jones.
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DOWNTOWN DOWNLOAD: July 7, 9AM
Terry Cotten from Southern Management, Jeff Clary from Grander Capital Partners, LLC, and Louis J. Kousouris, III, from Artemis Properties, Inc. discuss how the real estate industry is adjusting to Covid19.
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DOWNTOWN DOWNLOAD: July 14, 9AM
Colin Tarbert, CEO of Baltimore Development Corporation and Jennifer Goold, Executive Director of the Neighborhood Design Center discussed the importance of increasing outdoor spaces in Baltimore neighborhoods.
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DOWNTOWN DOWNLOAD: July 21, 9AM
Robin Silver from Miles & Stockbridge; Justin A. Williams from Rosenberg, Martin, Greenberg; and Steve Metzger from Gallagher, Evelius & Jones.
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DOWNTOWN DOWNLOAD: July 28, 9AM
Special guests discuss black enterprise: Frances Toni Draper, CEO and Publisher at AFRO, Natalie Karyl, Owner & Designer at Doll House Boutique, and Tony Randall, Managing Partner at Next Phaze Cafe.
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DOWNTOWN DOWNLOAD: August 11, 9AM
Special gusts from the University of Maryland, Baltimore including Dr. Bruce Jarrell, Interim President, Gia Grier McGinnis, Executive Director of UMB CURE, and Bronwyn Mayden, Executive Director of Promise Heights, UMB School of Social Work.
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DOWNTOWN DOWNLOAD: August 18, 9AM
A conversation and Q&A with Baltimore City Health Commissioner, Dr. Letitia Dzirasa.
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DOWNTOWN DOWNLOAD: August 25, 9AM
Special guests Dick Cass, President of the Baltimore Ravens.
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DOWNTOWN DOWNLOAD: September 1, 9AM
Special guest Al Hutchinson, President & CEO of Visit Baltimore joins us to talk about the state of tourism and answer your questions.
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DOWNTOWN DOWNLOAD: September 15, 9AM
We sat down with HR Strategy Group to understand changes in federal law and leave policies under the Family First Coronavirus Response Act, and got tips to help both businesses and their employees manage the new normal.
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DOWNTOWN DOWNLOAD: October 6, 9AM
On Tuesday, October 6th, we will be joined by special guest Dr. Sonja Santelises who has served as the CEO of Baltimore City Schools since 2016.
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Additional Resources



BUSINESS RESOURCES
BDC's Baltimore Together - BaltimoreTogether.com
EcoMap- Non-Disaster Funding Opportunities - info
Baltimore Impact Hub - info
Mayor's Press Release: Retail & Curbside Pick Ups
Mayor's Press Release: Restaurant Outdoor Seating Allowed & Permitting
Curbside Baltimore - info


ASSISTANCE, LOANS & GRANTS
Small Business Disaster Relief - info
WEFUNDER Emergency Loans for Businesses - info
Baltimore Business Lending Loan - info
Entrepreneurs of Color Fun Loans - info
Harbor Bank Business Loan - info
Kiva Baltimore Loan - info
LEDC Loan - info
MCE Micro and Business Loan - info
Military Personnel and Veteran-Owned Small Business Loan Program - info
Micro-enterprise Loan Program - info
Neighborhood BusinessWorks Loan -info
Honeycomb Credit Small Business Relief Loan - info
United Way Community Response/Recovery Fund - info


RESIDENTIAL RESOURCES
Resident Webinar: Living Downtown During Covid - view
Dining at a Distance - info
Baltimore City Food Distribution Sites Map - see map
Baltimore City Office of Emergency Management Updates - info
State of Maryland COVID-19 Updates - info
Maryland Department of Labor - info
Baltimore Area Restaurant Industry Relief Group - info